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Fixing SVCHOST High CPU Usage Now that you have figured out exactly which process is eating up all of your CPU, we can address how to fix it. Well done August 13, 2008 Chris I don't often leave comments, but your explanation went a long way in explaining this to me. Suddenly I had the CPU going crazy high, the fans were acting like crazy. Can you give me instructions as to how to find out what these are doing and who started them.

Reply Andrew Apr 17, 2016 @ 23:05:50 Whoever wrote this article is a fuc…g genius. Reply lakonst Apr 13, 2016 @ 12:03:10 @Tanya: I think, yes. Reply Danpatins Dec 03, 2016 @ 12:45:18 I had tried stopping & killing the services but it would come up by itself. Please like and share this guide to help others.

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THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! Thanks again! This explains very well.

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  3. Identification and management of hosted services[edit] In Windows XP and later editions, the tasklist command with the /svc switch includes a list of component services in each process.

But thanks to your tutorial coz it lead me there. Thanks for posting this. September 22, 2008 Neb Thanks for clearing this up for me. Tried turning off windows defender.

Even $1 can a make a huge difference for us in our effort to continue to help others while keeping this site free: « Remove BetterSearch.tk search hijacker » How to A service that uses SVCHOST to initialize itself, provides the name of the group as a parameter to svchost.exe command. Reply lakonst Apr 13, 2016 @ 08:59:17 @Tanya: 1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svchost.exe May 24, 2008 Dreams Clear and concise…great job The Geek!

Windows Update was the culprit. Acting as a host, the file svchost.exe creates multiple instances of itself. Thanks! Can't stop laughing at Microsoft's "Install this update to fix updates" mentality.

I deleted the software distribution folder(actually it went to the recycle bin with all the updates in it so i had to retrieve it and move it to a different location..better http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/how-to-fix-svchostexe-errors-and-problems-with-high-cpu-usage/ I have bookmarked this page, so maybe i am not that confident that my last 3 hours have been a total success. Reply Petri Aug 21, 2016 @ 10:39:43 easier way to do this: turn off power savings (computer doesn't stop until it's done updating) turn off automatic updates end svchost process tree This agent called 7.6.7600.320 was released in August 2014 and original factory settings goes back to 2013 // That' quite STRANGE either !!

According to a 2003 MS presentation, the minimum working set of a shared service is approximately 150 KB vs. 800 KB for a standalone process.[6] Service tags[edit] Starting with Windows Vista, Reply lakonst Dec 28, 2016 @ 10:09:21 @Paul A. can u put some light on that? April 29, 2009 MMAVu cool.

This fixed it for me. KO April 30, 2008 Adi Great article. April 23, 2009 Al Thanks Dude … I was wondering if this is what was causing my computer to run sooooo sloooowww … but it seems that it is simply that May 25, 2009 Rajiv Sharma Its a great information.

Again, this will look slightly different in Windows 8 or 10, but it's the same view. November 16, 2009 erisha So far the best and understandable explanations I had. This allows you to easily determine what services a particular SVCHOST process is managing in Windows 8.

Firstly, svchost stands for "Service Host" and it does exactly what as the name suggest: helps to "host" services.

Restart again and search for updates. If you have found that the process is not a Windows process, such as Windows Update or Windows Firewall, etc, then simply kill the process and uninstall the program. Thanks so much for posting. I have fixed Pc's for quite a while, from win 3.1 to windows 10, and there are always issues, svchost grabbing memory/cpu.

Under the expanded Service Host, you will now see the list of services that is running under it. System is super slow. Thanks for the great info! it's very helpfull You mentioned a guide for process, will I be able to get one?

I've had this problem fora while. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization. I can't really even afford the $5, but I appreciate your time and help so much that for once I haven't thought twice about donating to my own self-charity. May 15, 2009 sundeep Thanx a lot for educating on a essential matter what every PC user must know.I am looking for this much clarity from 4 years feeling unrest.

Reply Chris Q Mar 07, 2016 @ 15:04:38 It was Windows Update that caused the same problem for me. January 25, 2008 fedmich Great article :) very easy to understand January 25, 2008 John Powell Thank you for the great explanation of something I have always wondered about. For me, I worked through the steps and when I renamed the SoftwareDistribution folder, it solved the problem. Click on "Apply" and "OK" to save these settings.

I downloaded and installed with no problem. Other times, a malware program may run, or inject, its service into an already running svchost.exe process. As you can see, the Windows Driver Foundation service is actually called wudfsvc for short! September 25, 2009 yoel thank you for the info, everyday i learn something……here is something interesting…..i had a problem with the internet connection (i think) each time the modem had no

April 23, 2009 Angelo Quaglia Many thanks for this extremely useful article. The Svchost.exe virus is distributed through several means. We recommend that you run a FREE registry scan to identify and list harmful registry entries on your computer. If every single service ran under a single svchost.exe instance, a failure in one might bring down all of Windows… so they are separated out.

High CPU Utilization problem completely solved!! Reply Treb Dec 16, 2016 @ 23:08:45 LOL! Jose Soares Effort, PA October 10, 2009 Kamil Excellent Explanation !!!!!!! Finally gave up on windows update and installed "WSUS Offline Update", an open source updater intended to build update files for use without an internet connection.

Show all Processes Confirmation Press the Continue button and the Task Manager will reload, but this time showing all the processes running in the operating system. Appuals.com. 2015-12-03. wauaserv which is windows update service caused the problem, so i disabled the service.